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The ancestors of the McEachran family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. Their surname comes from person who was skilled in the riding of horses or who owned many horses. The Gaelic form of the name was Mac Eachthighearna, which translates as son of the horse-lord.

McEachran Early Origins



The surname McEachran was first found in Kintyre, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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McEachran Spelling Variations


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McEachran Spelling Variations



Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, McEachran has been spelled MacEachern, MacEachen, MacEachan, MacEachin, MacEachren and many more.

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McEachran Early History


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McEachran Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McEachran research. Another 240 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1499 is included under the topic Early McEachran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McEachran Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McEachran Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McEachran Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McEachran In Ireland


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McEachran In Ireland



Some of the McEachran family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 138 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North America. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name McEachran were among those contributors:

McEachran Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John McEachran, aged 32, who landed in America from Paisley, Scotland, in 1907
  • John Johnston McEachran, aged 62, who emigrated to the United States from Cardiff, Wales, in 1914
  • Jeannie McEachran, aged 60, who landed in America from Cardiff, Wales, in 1914
  • Jeannie McEachran, aged 69, who emigrated to America from Clamorgan, Wales, in 1923
  • Charles T. McEachran, aged 20, who landed in America from Greenock, Scotland, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McEachran Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Robert McEachran U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

McEachran Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Maria McEachran, aged 28, who emigrated to Glencoe, Ont., Canada, in 1911
  • Duncan McEachran, aged 71, who settled in Montreal, Canada in 1912
  • Ester McEachran, aged 67, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1912

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Contemporary Notables of the name McEachran (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McEachran (post 1700)



  • David "Dave" McEachran (1903-1983), Scottish footballer
  • Joshua Mark "Josh" McEachran (b. 1993), English footballer of Scottish descent
  • Duncan McNab McEachran (1841-1924), Scottish-born, Canadian veterinarian and academic

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Per mare per terras
Motto Translation: By sea and by land.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  3. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  8. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  9. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  10. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  11. ...

The McEachran Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McEachran Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 22 April 2016 at 15:26.

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